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Astronomers using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory have discovered the first pair of supermassive black holes in a spiral galaxy similar to the Milky Way.
VV 340 in 60 Seconds
331 Views 17:00:00 08/11/11
VV 340, also known as Arp 302, is a textbook example of colliding galaxies seen in the very early stages of their interaction.
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This is NGC 3115, a galaxy located about 32 million light years from Earth. This composite image contains X-rays from Chandra as well as optical data from the Very Large Telescope.
PSR J0357+3205 in 6...
269 Views 17:00:00 07/13/11
A spinning neutron star is tied to a mysterious tail, or is it? Astronomers using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory have found a long, X-ray bright tail streaming a...
[LESS INFO] 269 VIEWS | ADDED 17:00:00 07/13/11
A spinning neutron star is tied to a mysterious tail, or is it? Astronomers using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory have found a long, X-ray bright tail streaming away from the pulsar known as PSR J0357.
Abell 2744 in 60 Se...
325 Views 17:00:00 06/23/11
One of the most complicated and dramatic collisions ever seen between galaxy clusters is captured in this new composite image.
[LESS INFO] 600 VIEWS | ADDED 17:00:00 05/24/11
Located in the Sagittarius-Carina arm of the Milky Way a mere 7,500 light years from Earth, the Carina Nebula is one of the best places to study how massive stars live and die.
[LESS INFO] 609 VIEWS | ADDED 17:00:00 04/19/11
Like looking for Easter eggs in a lawn of long grass, the hunt for the Milky Way's most massive stars takes persistence and sharp eyes and powerful telescopes that can see different types of light.
Tycho in 60 Seconds
565 Views 17:00:00 03/24/11
Over four hundred years ago, the Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe studied the explosion of a star that later became known as Tycho's supernova.
[LESS INFO] 474 VIEWS | ADDED 17:00:00 01/29/11
GRS 1915+105, or GRS 1915 for short, is a special system. Not only does it contain a black hole some 14 times more massive than the Sun in orbit with a companion star, it also has a heartbeat.
Aesthetics and Astr...
1277 Views 17:00:00 12/10/10
Every year, hundreds of astronomical images are released to the general public by the many telescopes on the ground and in space.